AS IT HAPPENED: I was like a zombie - Jason Rohde testifies about being charged with murder

2018-05-29 10:11

Jason Rohde has continued his testimony in his murder trial under way in the Western Cape High Court.

Jason Rohde faces a murder charge for the death of
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Court is adjourned

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Rohde once again insists that he's fine to continue, despite displaying signs of emotional distress

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Police drove Rohde to Cape Town

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Rohde says the police officer told him they don't make arrests via appointment

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It didn't matter to me, because I had nothing to hide, Rohde insists

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Rohde insists that he's fine to continue after Van der Spuy checks with him  

Rohde is emotional on the stand


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Rohde struggles to keep his composure in court

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Rohde says he told his children that his adultery drove Susan to commit suicide

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I completely shut down after Susan's death, says Rohde  

"I was like a zombie"


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I was completely ostracised at Susan's funeral, says Rohde

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Rohde says he wanted a second autopsy  

"Because I had nothing to hide"


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It felt like I was in a dream world, says Rohde

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Rohde went back to Johannesburg after he was charged with murder  

"I was in such shock"


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Rohde describes cut on his finger and two scratches on his back as injuries

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Jason Rohde: 'Not in a million years did I believe Susan would commit suicide'

When Jason Rohde couldn't access the bathroom of his Spier Hotel suite and there was no response from his wife Susan inside, he thought she was just mad at him after a lengthy fight, the Western Cape High Court heard


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Van der Spuy specialises in: General litigation (particularly trial and other opposed litigation). Fields of activity include all aspects of medico-legal work as well as criminal, delict, mediation and arbitration law

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Advocate Graham Van der Spuy, for Rohde's defence, was admitted as an advocate in August 2005

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Court adjourns for lunch

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It's like your whole world comes crashes in, says Rohde when he heard that he was being charged with murder

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Rohde says that Spier would not grant the police access to the facility

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I was happy for a meeting with the police in Cape Town, says Rohde

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Police said I was free to go  

I just wanted to get back to my children, says Rohde


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